Tag: hiring

August 16, 2016

Don’t Settle For Second Best When You Hire Personnel

I know the job market for experienced folks in the glass industry is an ever-increasing problem. Two people arrive at your office to apply for a position you have created due to your business expanding. Neither ‘Alan’ nor ‘Bob’ is great, but each one might be able to do the job. How do you pick the right one? The really simple and elegant answer is […]

March 29, 2016

What It Really Costs To Fire And Replace An Employee

You have an employee, let’s call him Dave. Your foreman, Sam, wants to let him go because he broke an insulating glass unit on the job today. It happened to be the last corner unit on a large job, and you’ll have to wait on a replacement unit and getting a final check. Not a pretty situation. Currently, there is one heck of a shortage of qualified […]

March 22, 2016

A Few, Quick Thoughts on ‘Help Wanted’

Every once in a while I check out the help wanted listings, either online or in different newspapers that post online. It amazes me how poor many of the ads are. I’ll define that in a moment. If your ad stinks, good candidates won’t reply. Help wanted is a two-way street. You have to like the candidate, and the candidate has to feel you will […]